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Indiana woman sues Louisiana AG for failing to fulfill open records requests

Melissa Busch Apr. 7, 2017, 9:49pm

An Indiana woman has been waiting more than six months for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to fulfill her public records requests for information, including his contracts with law firms and his correspondence with gas and oil companies.

Louisiana AG office works at clearing up complaints toward it regarding flood-related fraud

Tricia Erickson Apr. 7, 2017, 6:18pm

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has spent the last month clarifying the department’s role in fraud cases for flood victims.

Louisiana AG petitions EPA to revise risk-management rule

Mark Iandolo, Legal Newsline Apr. 2, 2017, 4:48pm

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a petition urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to revise the agency's Risk Management Program Rule.

Louisiana's lawsuit against State Farm, filed by former attorney general, lies dormant

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 8:01am

BATON ROUGE — Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Former East Feliciana Parish coroner and deputy arrested in fraud conspiracy

Glenn Minnis Mar. 26, 2017, 9:29pm

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana attorney general’s office has announced the arrest of the former East Feliciana Parish coroner and her deputy in connection with a scheme aimed at allegedly defrauding the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner’s office.

Attorney General Landry meets with President Trump

Dee Thompson Mar. 16, 2017, 3:05pm

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was recently part of a group of attorney generals who met with President Donald Trump just before the president’s first address to Congress.

Appeals court dismisses coastal lawsuit against oil companies

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Mar. 9, 2017, 4:32pm

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on March 3 dismissed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies alleging damage to coastal wetlands.

Louisiana hires top attorney to defend abortion restriction laws

Chandra Lye Feb. 26, 2017, 11:20pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have agreed to hire a Washington, D.C. attorney to defend the state against a challenge to its abortion laws.

Landry after court enjoins executive order: 'We do not live under a king in Louisiana'

Mia Sims Dec. 23, 2016, 6:54pm

BATON ROUGE – A district court ruled on Dec. 14 that Gov. John Bel Edwards unconstitutionally side-stepped the Legislature and created law, ruling that his recent Executive Order No. JBE 16-11 is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 6:45pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.  

Louisiana's Landry elected vice president of National Association of Attorneys General

Erianne Leatherman Dec. 9, 2016, 6:11pm

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

Louisiana governor-attorney general disagreement has a new hearing

Deb Rogers Dec. 4, 2016, 8:39pm

BATON ROUGE – The battle over who has the final say in Louisiana constitutional matters will continue until at least the end of the month.

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

Michelle de Leon Dec. 4, 2016, 11:49am

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Constitutional rights dispute between Governor, AG heading to court

Mia Sims Dec. 2, 2016, 5:57pm

BATON ROUGE – A dispute over an an executive order by Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding LGBT discrimination language in state contracts is heading to court in showdown that may define the constitutional roles of the governor and attorney general.

Louisiana legislators side with attorney general over dispute with governor

Chandra Lye Nov. 27, 2016, 10:48pm

BATON ROUGE — Fifteen members of the Louisiana Legislature have filed a petition regarding litigation between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Louisiana attorney general attacks Advocate in editorial

Joe Dyton Nov. 27, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently submitted an editorial to The Advocate in reaction to the publication’s critique of how he’s handling state policy.

Analyst: Political feud between Gov. Edwards, Landry 'all part of cultural politics' of state

Abbi White Nov. 12, 2016, 12:01pm

&&& BATON ROUGE – Amid a shifting political landscape and a second trip to court, two of Louisiana’s highest-elected officials, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry, continue to spar over LGBT-inclusive legislation, among other hot-button issues.

Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

The Louisiana Record Nov. 12, 2016, 11:40am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Legal Foundation is among those groups calling on a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision that, they argue, would undermine class-wide settlements by permitting plaintiff states to file copycat lawsuits despite benefiting from a settlement.

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

Christopher Knoll Nov. 11, 2016, 8:45am

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Louisiana leaders square off over state legal contracts

Alyssa Henrickson Nov. 7, 2016, 5:00pm

BATON ROUGE — Tensions are running high between the offices of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as both men question the constitutionality of protected classes in state legal contracts.